Developer: Queasy Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: Playstation 3
Everyday Shooter, created by game designer Jonathan Mack and released in October, is yet another example of an experimental game that riffs on traditional gaming mechanics to create a new kind of experience. The title, which has become popular on Sony's Playstation 3 Network, is based on a typical arcade shooter, such as the classic Space Invaders, but it replaces the traditional sounds of firing guns and explosions with guitars and drum music. "You can tell a lot of thought went into the design and the music makes it different and very powerful," says Santiago, president of thatgamecompany.